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Securely share 1Password items with anyone

Learn how to securely share a copy of a 1Password item with anyone, even if they don’t have a 1Password account.

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If you belong to a family or team account, there’s an easier way to share items with family members and team members.

You can securely share copies of passwords and other items you’ve saved in 1Password with anyone, even if they don’t use 1Password.

When you share an item, you’ll get a unique link that you can send to others. Choose when the link expires and who it’s available to: anyone with the link or only specific people.

Artwork with a hand holding out a lock representing a securely shared item

Share an item

You can share a copy of an item in the apps or on 1Password.com.

Your item sharing preferences, such as when a link expires, will be saved as the default for the next time you share an item.

In the 1Password apps

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it, then select Share.
  3. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, select Add email. Enter an email address and press Return, or choose an email address from the list of suggestions.

    To share the item with any email address across a domain, make sure you're using a business account. Then enter the domain. For example: acme.com.

  4. Select Copy Link, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. Or select Share Link, then choose how to share the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and tap it to see its details, then select the Share button.
  3. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, select Add email. Enter an email address and tap Return, or choose an email address from the list of suggestions.

    To share the item with any email address across a domain, make sure you're using a business account. Then enter the domain. For example: acme.com.

  4. Select Copy Link, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. Or select Share Link, then choose how to share the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it, then select Share.
  3. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, select Add email. Enter an email address and press Enter, or choose an email address from the list of suggestions.

    To share the item with any email address across a domain, make sure you're using a business account. Then enter the domain. For example: acme.com.

  4. Select Copy Link, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. Or select the Share button, then choose how to share the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and tap it to see its details, then select .
  3. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, select Add email. Enter an email address and select , or choose an email address from the list of suggestions.

    To share the item with any email address across a domain, make sure you're using a business account. Then enter the domain. For example: acme.com.

  4. Select Copy Link, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. Or select Share Link, then choose how to share the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it, then click Share.
  3. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, select Add email. Enter an email address and press Enter, or choose an email address from the list of suggestions.

    To share the item with any email address across a domain, make sure you're using a business account. Then enter the domain. For example: acme.com.

  4. Select Copy Link, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message. Or select the Share button, then choose how to share the item.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

On 1Password.com

To share an item on 1Password.com:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Find the item you want to share and select it.
  3. Click the Share button and choose Share.
  4. Choose when the link expires and who to share it with. If you choose to share the item with only some people, enter each email address and press Return or Enter.

    If you're using a business account, you can also share the item with any email address across a domain. Enter the domain. For example: acme.com.

  5. Click Get Link to Share.
  6. Click Copy, then send the link to the person or people you want to share the item with, like in an email or text message.

To change an item’s details after you’ve already shared a copy, update the item then share a new link. Your changes won’t be shared until you share the item again.

Click Get Link to Share

Click Copy

View a shared item

To view a shared item, click or tap the link you were sent to open it in your browser. If the sender entered your email address when they shared the item, you’ll need to verify your email address to access the item.

Then you can view and copy the password or other item details that were shared with you until the link expires.

If you use the 1Password browser extension, you can also click Save in 1Password to save a copy of the item in your 1Password account.

Shared items that contain files can’t be saved at this time.

View or save the shared item in your browser

Manage shared items

You can manage your shared items in the apps or on 1Password.com.

In the 1Password apps

To stop sharing an item:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you shared and select it.
  3. Click beside the account and vault name, then choose View history.

    You may need to scroll down to see the "View history" button.

  4. Click and choose Delete link.
View sharing history of an item in the 1Password app.

To stop sharing an item:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you shared and select it.
  3. Click beside the account and vault name, then choose View history.

    You may need to scroll down to see the "View history" button.

  4. Click and choose Delete link.
View sharing history of an item in the 1Password app.

To stop sharing an item:

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Find the item you shared and select it.
  3. Click beside the account and vault name, then choose View history.

    You may need to scroll down to see the "View history" button.

  4. Click and choose Delete link.
View sharing history of an item in the 1Password app.

Use the Activity Log

With 1Password Business, you can also use the Activity Log to stop sharing an item:

  1. Find the shared item in the Activity Log.

    To only see item sharing activity, select Filter by Type > Shared Items at the top of the Activity Log.

  2. Click the details button to open the item’s sharing details.
  3. Click and choose Delete link.
The Sharing History for the demo wifi account with two active shared links listed.

On 1Password.com

To manage your shared items, sign in to your account on 1Password.com.

To stop sharing an item, open the vault that contains the item and select it. Then click View Sharing History. You’ll see a list of every time the item has been shared. Click to the right of the link, then choose Delete link.

Item details for a demo Home WiFi account with View Sharing History button.

Get help

Sharing a copy of an item with others requires a 1Password membership with an active subscription.

If you can’t send or view a shared item, there are a few things you can try. Make sure:

  • The item was shared with the correct email address.
  • You have a working verification code. To get a new verification code, click Try again on the verification page.
  • You have the “Copy and Share Items” and “View and Copy Passwords” vault permissions if you’re using 1Password Business. If you’re not sure, ask your administrator.
  • The item doesn’t contain large files. Items with individual files over 250 MB in size can’t be shared.

If you belong to a family or team account, you can use a shared vault to share any item with family members and team members.

If you’re an owner, administrator, or part of a group with the Manage Settings permission in a business account, you can manage item sharing settings for your team.

If you’re still having trouble, contact 1Password Support.

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